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Title:  J.H. Haynes photograph collection
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Haynes, John Henry (1849-1910, American), photographer
Date:  1887
Description:  Collection of 120 photographic prints showing ancient and Islamic sites in Anatolia and northern Syria. Subjects include Hittite reliefs; Phrygian, Greek, early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, and vernacular architecture (especially troglodytic); and a few ethnographic views. Sites in ancient geography include Lycaonia, Phrygia, and Cappadocia in Asia Minor; and Qal'at Sim'an and Aleppo in Syria.
Dimensions:  images 19 x 25 cm. or smaller, on cardboard mounts 36 x 44 cm.
Location:  Subject: Brussa, Turkey
Subject: Syria
Topics:  archaeological sites; relief (sculpture); architecture
Materials/Techniques:  cardboard
albumen process
Note:  General: Collection title devised. Photographs arranged in numerical order 1-120, with printed caption labels and item numbers on recto of each mount below image. Inventory in original accession record book for Harvard Semitic Museum photographic archives; copy available in repository. Related materials: John Henry Haynes archive; located in Special Collections, Aga Khan Program, Fine Arts Library. Call number: AKP160. Includes additional photographs by Haynes, an original catalog for photographs of Anatolia and northern Syria published by Haynes in 1887, and other supplementary materials.
Historical: John Henry Haynes was an American professor at Robert College in Istanbul (1881-1884) and Central Turkey College in Gaziantep (1884-1888). He was trained by renowned journalist and pioneer archaeological photographer William James Stillman. Haynes photographed archaeological expeditions at Assos (1881) and Nippur (1889-1900), becoming the first American to systematically document an archaeological dig.
Provenance: Gift of James M. Barnard to Semitic Museum of Harvard University, 1892.
Copyright:  Please consult Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, for copyright information and restrictions on use.
Related Work:  part of Harvard Semitic Museum Photographic Archives Core Collection
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
Record Identifier: olvgroup12190
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